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Media Advisory

  • Apr 10, 2018

Iziko Museums of South Africa will celebrate 50 years of friendship with the Friends of the Iziko South Africa National Gallery (Friends). Friends50, an exhibition showcasing this relationship is scheduled to open at the Iziko South African National Gallery on 15 April 2018.  The keynote speaker at the opening will be Dr Ashraf Jamal, a Cape Town based cultural analyst and is the former editor of Art South Africa.


Media Advisory

  • Mar 29, 2018

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with 1000 Women’s Trust, SWEAT (Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce), Antonia Porter and Giovanna del Santo will host a joint exhibition opening of:  Enough is Enough, I am What I am and What It Means to be a Man.


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Whatz On @IZIKO

  • Mar 29, 2018

For all new, upcoming and current exhibitions, planetarium shows, education and public programmes and events, and Friends activities currently on at Iziko Museums of South Africa, please see the Iziko website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute details.


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Slave Lodge addresses gender freedom this April!

  • Mar 29, 2018

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with 1000 Women’s Trust, SWEAT (Sex Workers Education &  Advocacy Taskforce), Antonia Porter and Giovanna del Santo are bringing you a joint exhibition opening this April. These insightful exhibitions are geared towards creating awareness on issues such as gender based and sexual violence; challenging stigmas related to sex work; and confronting hegemonic ideals of masculinity. It is particularly appropriate that the exhibitions are opening in April – Freedom Month – when we explore what freedom means to all individuals.


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Good Times Ahead

  • Mar 29, 2018

The times, they are a’changing at Iziko museums… Following public demand and a review of visitor trends at our museum sites and the competing destinations in Cape Town, the Council of Iziko has determined that new opening times will be brought into effect from 1 April 2018. The sites that are open only a few days a week can be made available for school groups, as and when required, by arrangement. It is hoped that these new opening times will promote greater access to our museums, and have a positive impact on the visitor experience.


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Make new friends this holiday!

  • Mar 29, 2018

The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome makes possible virtual exploration of the universe, the inner workings of the human body, or the intricacies of an atomic structure – providing unequalled experience of animation and 360°cinema. Visit the most advanced digital planetarium on the African continent. A space of innovation and discovery; where art, science and entertainment meet.


Media Advisory

  • Mar 22, 2018

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with 1000 Women’s Trust, SWEAT (Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce), Antonia Porter and Giovanna del Santo will host a joint exhibition opening of:  Enough is Enough, I am What I am and What It Means to be a Man.


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Commemorate Human Rights Day at Iziko

  • Mar 20, 2018

Human Rights Day, a tribute to those who fought for the rights and equality of all South Africans, is commemorated annually on 21 March. On this day in 1960 (previously known as Sharpeville Day), police fired on unarmed protesters, killing 69 people, many of whom school children, who were shot in the back as they fled.


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First South African Solo Museum Exhibition – El Anatsui: Meyina

  • Mar 7, 2018

The first ever solo museum exhibition, on South African soil, of works by internationally acclaimed artist, El Anatsui recently opened at the Iziko South African National Gallery. In a career that spans over four decades Anatsui has created a vast body of work that has expanded the language of contemporary sculpture in Africa and the globe.


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International Mother Tongue Day Symposium

  • Feb 21, 2018

International Mother Language Day is celebrated annually on 21 February. Iziko Museums of South Africa, together with the One City, Many Cultures Project will be hosting a public symposium at the Iziko Slave Lodge on Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 10h30 until 13h00.


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EL ANATSUI: MEYINA TO OPEN 17 FEBRUARY AT THE ISANG

  • Jan 16, 2018

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with Goodman Gallery and the Friends of the Iziko South African National Gallery, is proud to present ‘El Anatsui: Meyina’ marking Anatsui’s first solo museum exhibition on South African soil.


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Through Positive Eyes: 10 years. 10 cities. My photo. My story.

  • Jan 12, 2018

A unique multi-media exhibition at the Iziko Slave Lodge, Through Positive Eyes, puts cameras into the hands of people who are living with HIV/AIDS, encouraging them to document their daily lives. The project is co-directed by London-based South African photographer and AIDS activist Gideon Mendel, who has been chronicling HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa since 1993.